My name is Ricardo Eric McCalpin; I was born on February 11, 1983; in Kingston, Jamaica. The first school I went to was Old Providence Basic School and then on to Hope Valley Experimental School. I then went on to Mona High School; where I did 5 years of studies.
I believe in community and national development, and also have an interest in the resocialisation process of our youths locally and worldwide. Thus I went on and completed 18 months of voluntary work in the National Youth Service.
My mentor, Mr. Trevor Morgan had a keen interest in my potential as a youth from a humble beginning and gave me the motivation to develop myself educationally and professionally. Therefore I went to study at G.C Foster College in 2003; where I spent 4 productive years. Thus I was able to acquire a diploma in education and a Bachelor of physical education. It was at G.C Foster my writing career began to develop; hence I have received a great accomplishment of writing the college pledge.